we walked on the boardwalk last summer and the transformation was delightful. it was bohemian and progressive, without that stifling suburban uniformity or jersey shore honky-tonk feeling. nonetheless, a few blocks west, especially near the railroad tracks, was completely oppressive. if you're willing to be brave and adventurous and have the tolerance for such oppression within extremely close proximity, asbury park might be an option for you, although the homes are way overpriced and are high maintainence, indeed.... more
Realtor's cannot comment on the "desirability" of an area. You should complete your own due diligence when considering moving into a new neighborhood. Speak with residents, check local precincts for crime statistics, etc.
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I live in the north east section of Asbury Park and haven't had any problems. I live in a 7 story condo - the Presidential which is at 8th and Park Avenues - and we had no flooding during Hurricane Sandy either. I have a listing on the first level, 1 bedroom, that had no flooding.
I know your question was about crime, just want to convey that the housing in this town stood up better than nearby towns. I think part of that is the deeper beach and the wider board walk. Not saying there wasn't any damage, just that I wasn't seeing as much flooding and loss in the residential areas as I did in other beach towns. I know that is also a concern for buyers at this time.... more